Manif d’art 9 – The Quebec City Biennial, presented in collaboration with the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ), unveiled a portion of its program.
The curator of Manif d’art 9 and director of Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, Jonathan Watkins, announced a dozen artists who will be taking part in the biennial; among them are select English artists and a group of Canadian artists whose works will be shown in three galleries in Birmingham in 2019.
Chosen from among the hundred-odd artists who will take part in the 9th edition of the Quebec City Biennial, they include English artists Oliver Beer, Cornelia Parker, Haroon Mirza and George Shaw, as well as Tomás Saraceno (Argentina), who is currently exhibiting at the Palais de Tokyo, Vija Celmins (Latvia), who has pieces in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Shayne Dark (Saskatchewan), Shuvinai Ashoona (Nunavut), Christiane Baumgartner (Germany), Jim Holyoak(British-Columbia) and Caroline Gagné (Quebec). Ontario artist Meryl McMaster is also on the program in Quebec City and will subsequently show her work at Ikon Gallery.
Manif d’art 9 – The Quebec City Biennial is the must-see contemporary art event in Quebec. From February 16 to April 21, 2019, this unique winter biennial will showcase the talents of artists from here and abroad in several different venues in Quebec City, organized around the theme Small Against the Stars, Large Against the Sky.